Most mapping services are available for free, but usually when they come with features like voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions, a price tag gets slapped on. But not with TeleNav’s latest offering. The company has announced today for developers: the launch of its first HTML5 browser-based, voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation service. This means that developers will be able to take full advantage of TeleNav’s mapping services to provide free voice-guided directions in their apps.
And since it is browser-based and in HTML5, there’s no need for static mapping services like Google Maps – all developers need to do is add one line of code. This new feature should benefit both developers and consumers – consumers get more fully-featured apps, better maps and precise directions to where they want to go; developers get more users if word of their app’s functionality spreads and customers never have to leave their app. Customers don’t even have to be TeleNav customers to use the service, all they need is a HTML5-compatible phone/tablet.
TeleNav will be publicly launching the service in early 2012. Developers can head over to TeleNav’s website to find out more.